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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and profiles on Internet use of study sample (n = 526)

From: The association between nomophobia and loneliness among the general population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Variable No. Percentage
Age in years < 20 161 30.6
20–29 93 17.7
30–39 96 18.3
> 40 176 33.5
Sex Male 210 39.9
Female 316 60.1
Marital status Single 277 52.7
Married 228 43.3
Divorced/Widowed 21 4.0
Education level Read and write 23 4.4
Basic education 55 10.5
Secondary education 67 12.7
Technical diploma 48 9.1
University 246 46.8
Postgraduate studies 87 16.5
Income level Good 24 4.6
Average 480 91.3
Poor 22 4.2
Feeling good about relationships with others Yes
to some extent
460
66
87.5
12.5
Duration of daily mobile Internet use ≤ 3 h 110 20.9
4–6 h 166 31.6
7–9 h 151 28.7
> 9 h 99 18.8
The time at which I use the Internet most Morning/immediately upon waking up 344 65.4
Afternoon and evening 140 26.6
Midnight 42 8.0
Purpose for using the Internet Search for information 318 60.5
Study 335 63.7
Communication 352 66.9
Work 202 38.4
Gaming 355 67.5